Clementines are named after Father Clément, who accidentally discovered a cross between oranges and mandarins. In 1892, the French botanist Louis Charles Trabut noticed clementine plants and decided to name this newly discovered citrus “clementine” in memory of the religious man.
Clementines were introduced in the Triffa region in the 1930s. their taste qualities are distinctive to the area, which have enabled them to acquire an excellent reputation. They can be eaten fresh or made into juice.
The clementine is a fruit resulting from the cross between an orange and a mandarin. It is citrus fruit with a good and fresh taste that can serve as a snack or dessert after a meal. In morocco, two types of clementines are grown; the Berkane clone and the Nules. At an average weight ranging from 64 to 85 g, they contain between 40 and 56% juice, making them full of flavour. The nutritional values amount to about 46 kcal per clementine, providing carbohydrates, calcium, fibre, iron, magnesium, and vitamin C.